Hearing planned on regulation of tribal casinos in Minnesota (January 26, 2012)

Minnesota lawmakers are planning hearings to discuss the state's regulation of tribal casinos. The state's Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement division confirmed that it hasn't performed inspections at some of the largest casinos in years. Lawmakers say they are worried about...

Sault Tribe invokes land claim for off-reservation casino site (January 26, 2012)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians plans to invoke the Michigan Indian Land Claims Settlement Act for its off-reservation casino. The tribe is buying land from the city of Lansing for the $245 million facility. When that happens,...

Seneca Nation picks architect for a permanent Buffalo casino (January 26, 2012)

The Seneca Nation selected Hnedak Bob Group as the architect for its permanent off-reservation casino in Buffalo, New York. The tribe operates the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in a temporary building. Plans for a permanent facility were put on hold...

Lawyer confident of opening for Kialegee Tribal Town casino (January 26, 2012)

The Kialegee Tribal Town of Oklahoma will open a temporary casino in late March or early April, attorney Dennis Whittlesey said. The tribe started work on the Red Clay Casino. Opponents are questioning the legality of the site -- it's...

Catawba Nation proposes big gaming facility on reservation (January 26, 2012)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina is planning to open a large gaming facility on the reservation. Plans call for a 220,000 square-foot facility, plus two hotels and retail outlets. Construction would begin next year and be completed in 2014....

Warm Springs Tribes plan to open new casino on February 4 (January 26, 2012)

The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon will open a new casino on February 4. The $13.5 million Indian Head Casino features 500 slot machines and eight blackjack tables. The 40,000-square-foot facility also offers a restaurant, gift...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe seeks closure of unauthorized casino (January 26, 2012)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York ordered the closure of an "unauthorized gaming establishment" on the reservation. The Three Feathers Casino opened last summer. It is not licensed by the tribal gaming commission. The Kanienkehaka Kaianerehkowa Kanonhsesne, or...